Branching Out

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Branching Out
Branching Out.jpg
Studio album by Nat Adderley
Released December 1958
Recorded September 1958
Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 39:52
Label Riverside
RLP 12-285
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Nat Adderley chronology
To the Ivy League from Nat
(1956)To the Ivy League from Nat1956
Branching Out
Much Brass
(1956)Much Brass1956
The Three Sounds chronology
Introducing the 3 Sounds
(1958) Introducing the 3 Sounds1958
Branching Out
(1958) Branching Out1958
Bottoms Up!
(1959) Bottoms Up!1959

Branching Out is an album by jazz cornetist Nat Adderley released on the Riverside label featuring performances by Adderley with Johnny Griffin, and The Three Sounds.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "Adderley and Griffin made for an exciting frontline".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars stating "Branching Out is an attractive enough set, but Griff doesn't seem the right saxophone-player for the gig, too noisy and rapid-fire".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Nat Adderley except as indicated
  1. "Sister Caroline" - 5:51
  2. "Well, You Needn't" (Thelonious Monk) - 8:26
  3. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) - 4:36
  4. "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) - 5:02
  5. "Branching Out" (Harold Mabern) - 6:50
  6. "I Never Knew I Could Love Anybody (Like I'm Loving You)" (Raymond B. Egan, Roy Marsh, Thomas Pitts) - 4:44
  7. "Warm Blue Stream" (Sara Cassey, Dotty Wayne) - 4:23



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed February 16, 2010
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed February 15, 2010
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4.